Albergo Pietrasanta is situated in a magnificent seventeenth-century palace known as Palazzo Barsanti Bonetti, in the historical center of the town of Pietrasanta in Tuscany, just a few steps from chic boutiques, restaurants, pizzerias, and cafés. The hotel is structured around two main buildings: the main villa and the old stables, which are connected by a veranda overlooking the lush garden with its old-growth palms. This romantic setting is the perfect spot in which to enjoy an espresso, a cocktail from the bar, or breakfast, which is available until two in the afternoon. All twenty of the rooms and suites are characterized by furnishings and amenities designed to ensure a relaxing and pampered stay. The common areas themselves not only feature period-correct art and furnishings, but also an extraordinary collection of contemporary art, which offers a significant overview of the developments of Italian and international art from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The town is likewise an artistic and cultural delight. Visit the medieval piazza, historic monuments, beautiful cathedrals, or tour fascinating workshops of the local artisans.
What’s more, the major art cities of Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Carrara, as well as the charming coastal towns of the Cinque Terre and Portofino, are nearby. The lovely beaches of Versilia are easily reached by one of the bicycles available to the guests or via the hotel’s shuttle service, both of which are complimentary. There is no restaurant per se, but the kitchen is always open to serve a fine selection of light dishes, either in the courtyard or the privacy of your room. The concierge is happy to make recommendations for lunch or dinner, whether you seek a casual dining spot or want to indulge in a fine-dining experience. Located across the street from the hotel, the family owned and operated Enoteca Marcucci features a wide selection of authentic Tuscan food and wine, as well as excellent people-watching from its outdoor spaces.